BWIC – Builder’s Work In Connection Services
In addition to our diamond drilling and diamond cutting and sawing services, Hawes Diamond Drilling will undertake all other BWIC services with the same level of expertise and dedication to delivering precision results.
Chasing is a technique used to form recesses in concrete, brick or block work to allow electrical and mechanical cables and sockets, pipework and joints to be concealed once plastering is completed.
To achieve wall chasing, our hand held cutting tools are used with double diamond blades to cut the brick/block work. The blades are set to cut at a constant depth. The quantity of cables and sockets required determines how many parallel cuts are made. Dust extracting equipment is used in conjunction with cutting and once cutting has finished, a small breaker is used to gently ease the centre section away.
When recesses or channels need to be cut in floor slabs, it is usually more economic and efficient for us to use our specialised floor sawing equipment. Dust extraction is available for this technique too.
Case study – The View Hotel
In 2015 we were successful in winning the contract to strip out the original mezzanine bar area including the concrete parapet wall and ceiling feature of this eye-catching hotel situated along Eastbourne’s seafront.
Throughout the duration of the contract we had both time and noise constraints due to the work we had to carry out on the concrete frame which was extremely noisy! The hotel had lots of meetings and conferences running as well which meant we were limited to early starts, end of day working and lunch hours.